Chapter 11. Configuring VLANs in the web console

VLANs (Virtual LANs) are virtual networks created on a single physical Ethernet interface. Each VLAN is defined by an ID which represents a unique positive integer and works as a standalone interface.

Learn how to create VLANs in the RHEL web console.


  • The RHEL 8 web console installed and enabled.

    For details, see Installing the web console.

  • Having a network interface in your system.


  1. Log in to the RHEL web console.

    For details, see Logging in to the web console.

  2. Open Networking.
  3. Click Add VLAN button.

    cockpit add vlan

  4. In the VLAN Settings dialog box, select the physical interface for which you want to create a VLAN.
  5. Enter the VLAN Id or just use the predefined number.
  6. In the Name field, you can see a predefined name consisted of the parent interface and VLAN Id. If it is not necessary, leave the name as it is.

    cockpit vlan settings

  7. Click Apply.

The new VLAN has been created and you need to click at the VLAN and configure the network settings.

cockpit vlans